Science Wire

Hostos Allied Health Career Pipeline Program Announces New Federal Grant Award

November 14, 2014 | Hostos Community College

The Hostos Division for Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) was recently awarded a three-year federal grant of $595,636 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Skills Training and Health Workforce Development of Paraprofessionals Program. This new funding complements the current Health Profession Opportunity Grants […]

CCNY Professor Conceives Social Deduction Games for Autistic Players

November 14, 2014 | City College

Social deduction board games have been a big hit with young adults ever since the first game, “Mafia,” was developed in 1986. Now City College of New York Electronic Design and Multimedia Associate Professor Ethan Ham has designed a workshop class to create games that teach social skills to players on the Autistic spectrum.

Give Love – Donate Blood – Save a Life

November 11, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

All MEC faculty, students and staff are encouraged to give the gift of life by donating blood.  The New York Blood Center needs an approximated 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to donate blood.  Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply.  Four million Americans each year […]

City Tech Professor’s Film Wins Top Prize at Ekotopfilm Festival in Slovakia

November 11, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Ryoya Terao, Department of Entertainment Technology, whose documentary film, “Quest for Energy” won the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic Prize at the IFF Ekotopfilm Festival—the 41st International Festival of Sustainable Development Films. The award ceremony was held at Primacial Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia, on October […]

Sign Up for FREE Winter Immersion Courses!

November 11, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Fast track your Degree!  The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Immersion Program is offering free workshops/courses during the Winter Intersession for students who have not passed one of the City University Assessment Exams (CUNY) in Math, Writing or Reading.  The workshops are free and prepare students to retake the assessment exam in the respective subject area.  […]

City Tech Program Exposes High School Students to Careers in Engineering

November 6, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

A group of 21 local high school students were introduced to STEM disciplines and career options in engineering this summer through City Tech’s Office of Collaborative Precollege Programs. Leveraging a model developed by a team of faculty members, led by Associate Provost Pamela Brown and funded by a National Science Foundation STEP grant, the Office […]

City Tech Students and Faculty Offer Solutions to Brooklyn Design Challenges

November 5, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

From November 17-19, City Tech’s Department of Architectural Technology faculty and students present design solutions for sites between Borough Hall and the East River that hold exceptional, yet unfulfilled, potential at the “Architectural Visions: Transforming Downtown Brooklyn—40 Innovative Designs” exhibit, Borough Hall, Community Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn. An opening reception will be held November […]

“Presidential Conversations” Series Schedule

November 4, 2014 | City College

Five speakers are lined up for the year-long City College of New York “Presidential Conversations: Activism, Scholarship, and Engagement,” series that begins with a presentation by architectural historian Marta Gutman Thursday, November 13 at 4 p.m. in Shepard 95 on the CCNY campus. Professor Gutman will talk about her book, “A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950.”

Professor Marie-Helen Maras’ New Book Depicts the Transnational Nature of Security Risks

November 4, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Associate Professor Marie-Helen Maras of the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management recently published Transnational Security by CRC Press. In the book, she illustrates how globalization has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon.   According to CRC Press, the “book analyzes the most pressing current transnational security threats, including weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, […]

GC Names Winners of 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

November 3, 2014 | CUNY Graduate Center

The Graduate Center recently announced recipients of the 2014-2015 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, which support digital projects designed, created, programmed, or administered by GC doctoral students. The winning projects, funded as part of the GC Digital Initiatives Program, span a range of research areas and academic disciplines:   Six Degrees of Occupation — Eric A. […]

Study links milk to higher risk of heart disease, cancer

November 2, 2014 | The University

Drinking lots of milk could be bad for your health, a new study reports.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Module

October 31, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Be the first to take the CUNY-mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Module. In keeping with CUNY’s policy against Sexual Harassment, Medgar Evers College seeks to promote a safe environment by ensuring that you are aware of your rights and that you are able to identify signs of sexual harassment. Help the College in meeting its goal […]

Ebola case highlights work of NYC disease sleuths

October 30, 2014 | The University, Uncategorized

New York City’s disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.

City Tech Announces New Relationship with Santander

October 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is pleased to announce that on October 28th, City Tech President Russ Hotzler and Eduardo Garrido, director of Santander Universities US, signed a five-year agreement with Santander Bank, N.A., through which its Santander Universities Global Division will provide international education and research opportunities to City Tech students […]

Professor Charles Strozier and Research Associate Kelly Berkell Publish Work on Climate Change and Political Upheaval in The Huffington Post

October 29, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Professor Charles B. Strozier’s recent research on climate change and political violence have garnered media attention. On September 29, along with graduate student, Kelly A. Berkell, he published The Huffington Post piece “How Climate Change Helped ISIS” which went viral, received 2,500 likes, and aroused great passion on both sides of the issues. On October […]

Guyanese Ambassador Featured Speaker at Global Lecture Series

October 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (CUNY) announces its inaugural Presidential Global Lecture Series, with the first lecture scheduled for Wednesday, November 5 at 11:30 am. The theme, “Regional and International Perspectives on the Contemporary Development of the Caribbean” will be addressed by His Excellency, Ambassador Noel Sinclair, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations; and a leading diplomatic expert on CARICOM affairs.

Does milk do a body good? Maybe not, a new study suggests

October 29, 2014 | The University

Got milk? If you’re drinking it to prevent bone fractures or to boost your overall health, you might want to go back to the fridge and opt for a yogurt or a slice of cheese instead.

Sophie Davis Co-founder Awarded Calderone Prize

October 28, 2014 | City College

Dr. H. Jack Geiger, a founding faculty member of The City College of New York’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, received the Frank A. Calderone Prize, October 28, in Manhattan. The award ceremony at the Paley Center for Media included his lecture entitled, “The Political Future of Public Health in a Time of Demographic Change.”

“Flying into the Hurricane”

October 28, 2014 | City College

Over the past two semesters during his sabbatical, City College of New York Earth and Atmospheric Science Associate Professor Z. Johnny Luo spent hundreds of hours on scientific flights studying cloud dynamics. On Thursday, October 30, photo images from his airborne missions go on display in the exhibit “Flying into the Hurricane: Science in Action” in the Marshak Café at CCNY. It runs through fall 2015.

MEC’s End of Year Report Now Available

October 27, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Evers College (MEC) is pleased to announce the release of its End of Year (2013-2014) Report.